This past weekend was quite a memorable one for tennis fans around the world. The French Open ended in epic fashion with Rafael Nadal setting a new record by achieving “La Decima” this Sunday in Paris. The Spaniard became the first player in the Open Era to win the same Grand Slam title 10 times in his career. Nadal showed no mercy when facing Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 French Open champion, beating him 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. This is the third time Nadal has won the French Open without dropping a set, a feat which he achieved back in 2008 and 2010.
“The feeling that I have here is impossible to describe, impossible to compare to other places,” Nadal said on court after the victory, brushing away tears. “The adrenaline and nerves I feel on this court I can’t describe. This is the most important event in my career, without a doubt.”
As for the women’s tournament, unseeded Jelena Ostapenko won her first major championship, beating No. 3-seeded Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Celebrating her 20th birthday over the weekend, Ostapenko is the youngest player to win the French Open since 1997 and the youngest to win a Grand Slam title since 2006.